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Taxon: Asclepias verticillata L.

Genus: Asclepias
Family: Apocynaceae subfamily: Asclepiadoideae tribe: Asclepiadeae subtribe: Asclepiadinae. Also placed in: Asclepiadaceae
Nomen number: 103167
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:217. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 05-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-Jul-2011
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • eastern whorled milkweed   (Source: Names Beetle ) – English
  • horsetail milkweed   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • whorled milkweed   (Source: F Florida ) – English

Economic importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Kingsbury)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario [s.]
    Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba [s.], Saskatchewan [s.e.]
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Montana, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona

References:

  • Beetle, A. A. 1970. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31.
  • Brown, R. G. & M. L. Brown. 1984. Herbaceous plants of Maryland.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 2011. North American plant atlas. The Biota of North America Program (BONAP).
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  • Woodson, R. E., Jr. 1954. The North American species of Asclepias L. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 41:68–71.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1982. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida.
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Check other web resources for Asclepias verticillata L.:


Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?103167 (18 December 2014)

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